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    Monday, December 10, 2018
    Objective: To assure familiarity and understanding of common health hazards present in flooded areas. Floods are extremely dangerous to life and health, even in their aftermath. Everyone involved in response and recovery operations must be aware of the hazards they face.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in Spanish  
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Papers/Research, Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   A ‘qualified’ answer for two brothers planning to ‘divide and conquer’ a license change. Time waits for no one but as the expert I know that ‘experience’ can ‘trump’ the calendar in a license application. Can’t leave our last contractor up in the air as he issues a call for help that began with an ‘SOS’ issue…Q:  I am applying to replace ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    A warm holiday thank you to Jeff Wilcox and Glass Concepts for hosting our annual holiday celebration last Thursday, December 6th. Over 150 guests were welcomed to delicious food, beverages, and festive decor from An Affair to Remember catering. It was an evening of happy connections and merry networking for all who attended. Special thanks to our partners at AIASF (co-host) and Lowen Windows ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    As winter and colder weather approach, the use of portable heaters increases. Electric or gas heaters are very handy to supplement insufficient heat in offices, homes, and other areas; however, they can create hazards if not used properly. Without careful monitoring, heaters can create an electric shock hazard, burns to users, carbon monoxide poisoning, fires, or possibly even explosions.Click ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Papers/Research, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training
    Friday, November 30, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Yes, we did, so no you don’t! Our second answer is here today but gone tomorrow. I ‘hazard’ another for contractors who may help restore or rebuild after disaster strikes, and our last one a real corporate road ‘trip’…  Q:  Your company recently assisted us with obtaining a Joint Venture (JV) license in California.  Are we required by the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Thursday, November 29, 2018
    Marin Builders Association was honored to receieve the Outstanding Business Diversity Award for 2018 from our valued partners, The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin. The award was presented at  The Chamber's elegant "La Posada' celebration  on December 5, 2018. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin selected Marin Builders Association for this award in celebration of our consistent ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association NEWS, Advocacy and Legislation, Human Interest, General News Article, Community, Event Related
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    HOME OFFICE FIRE AND ELECTRICAL CONCERNS   When employees work from home, there is often little direction provided to support their safety.  Assure the following are reviewed before employees start working from the home office to reduce the hazards associated with fires and electricity.  Perhaps the greatest danger in the home is fire; not surprisingly, it represents an equal danger in the home ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E- Communication - Toolkit Program
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   As we learn from our first contractor experience does have an expiration date. Disaster however knows no calendar, cares nothing about its victims and often opens doors to unscrupulous criminals who would victimize those already damaged by tragedy as they seek to recover and rebuild…  Q:  I worked for a Construction company many years ago ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are passionate about creating relationships with our clients. Read our new blog titled Why Hire a Licensed Architect? We understand it is complicated it is to build. Sometimes people dont realize that until they find themselves lost in the confusion of design revisions, zoning regulation and building code, contractors, and so on. A Licensed Architect is the only ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, Permits, Fun Facts, Press Release, E-Communication - Advocacy, Marin Home Resource Guide, Community, General News Article
    Monday, November 19, 2018
    Do attitudes matter? Attitudes have a great deal to do with how employees perform their daily tasks. Positive attitudes are conducive to safety performance and productivity, while negative attitudes can lead to accidents and injuries.  Negative attitudes: Certain attitudes towards safety can put people at risk.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Papers/Research
    Monday, November 19, 2018
    Many of our neighbors to the north and south affected by the California wildfires are in need and in a state of limbo. Here's how you can help: Nonprofits that are seeking donations: American Red CrossCalifornia Community Foundations Wildfire Relief FundCalifornia Fire FoundationCaring ChoicesCommunity Action Agency of Butte CountyEnloe Medical CenterEntertainment Industry FoundationHelp ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, E-Communication - Advocacy, Education, Safety and Training, Human Interest
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Voters Agree with the Marin Builders Association!In the recent election the Marin Builders Association PAC endorsed: WON - Natu Tuatagaloa - San Rafael Board of Education, https://natu4sanrafaelstudents.com/ AHEAD in VOTES - Lori Frugoli - Marin County District Attorney, https://www.lorifrugoli4da.com/ WON - No on Proposition 6, https://noprop6.com/ WON - Yes on Measure ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Ladders must be selected based on hazards and tasks. Also, ladders require maintenance in order to function properly. Each ladder type requires different inspection criteria and maintenance. If a ladder is neglected, it may become unsafe to use. For this reason, it is extremely important that ladders are inspected prior to each use and repaired periodically.Click here to download the complete ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, Education, Safety and Training, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Papers/Research
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Introducing the North Bay Construction Corps Class of MarinSponsored by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation This program aims to place twenty well trained and prepared high school seniors directly into the construction industry with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle.We are recruiting students now to take part in Marin's first class cohort beginning in January ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Economic, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, October 15, 2018
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our new REFERRAL PARTNERS! Clayton Fraser, Thompson Builders who referred Steve Stiles, MoonDance Painting (Special thanks to Clayton for pledging his bonus to our wonderful Scholarship Program!)Carmen Gray, Equity Real Estate Solutions who referred Peter Gray, Global Gray MatterSultan Nabkel, Jack London Kitchen & Bath who referred Marci Nava, Framework ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - Newsletter
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    PRESS RELEASE  CONTACT: Rick Wells Chief Executive Officer  415.462.1220 rick@marinbuilders.com   CONTACT: Don Jeppson Chief Building Official     415.485.3357 Don.Jeppson@cityofsanrafael.org  City of San Rafael to Publish Report from Marin Builders Association on Permit Customer Satisfaction   In partnership with the Marin Builders Association and the Marin Economic Forum, the City ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Papers/Research
    Monday, July 30, 2018
    California's New Independent Contractor Test On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, No. S222732, in which the Court adopted an extremely broad view of workers who will be deemed “employees” as opposed to “independent contractors” for purposes of claims alleging violations of California’s Wage Orders.  This ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Economic, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    The Marin Builders Association Working for You The Marin Builders Association and the Marin Economic Forum have teamed up to offer Marin municipalities a way to help assess and improve the service they provide at the permit counter.  The new Customer Satisfaction Assessment program is designed to help improve the permit process experience and decrease the amount of unpermitted and potentially ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Permits
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Click the links below to view a current list of Tax Liens & Completions published and provided by the County of Marin. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause at paula@marinbuilders.com.January 8-12January 15-19January 22-26January 29 - February 2March 19-23April 2-6April 23-29April 30 - May 4May ...read more
    Categories: Tax Liens and Completions
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    Marin Clean Energy (MCE), a California Joint Powers Authority, is requesting qualifications from interested contractors for heat pump installations as part of its Low-Income Families and Tenants (LIFT) Program. Qualified contractors will be placed on the MCE Heat Pump Participating Contractors List. LIFT participants will be required to use a contractor off the list when installing heat pumps ...read more
    Categories: Green Building - Sustainability, Project Bid Requests, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, February 05, 2018
    Click the links below to view a current list of permit reports published and provided by the County of Marin and the individual cities/towns including Belvedere, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael and Tiburon. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause at ...read more
    Categories: Permits
    Friday, November 10, 2017
    Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are passionate about relationships with our clients. As professionals we have a responsibility to coach our clients about the architect's role and responsibility as well as the design and construction process. Cultivating an environment of education fosters trust, creates good communication, relieves frustration, and builds successful relationships with our clients. A ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Home Resource Guide
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Marin Builders working behind the scenes for our members.SB 1254 – Unlicensed ContractorsProperty owners can be held liable for injuries to uninsured workers and the Contractors' License Board (CSLB) has no direct authority to intervene. This bill gives the CSLB the tools they need to fight unlicensed contractors by providing the Registrar with the authority to issue administrative Stop Work ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Click here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and Dan McLennon of Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP.
    Categories: Tax Liens and Completions, General News Article, Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Click here for General Contractors Lien Rights Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders  Association and Board member Dan McLennon.
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions
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